Alexandra Kurland meets Anja Beran

Classical dressage and Clicker training Classical dressage is a guiding principle in my training. Even though we are miles away from achieving the high level of this equestrian art, it is still important to know where we want to go. In order to highlight good movement with a marker signal you must be able to recognise […]

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What has classical dressage to do with clicker training?

I love riding. The joy of sitting on a horse, that allows me on his back, responds to my thoughts and moves with ease and pleasure, is the most wonderful experience I can imagine. And I have a passion for dressage. Yet, I did not exactly buy a dressage horse. When I got Asfaloth, he […]

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What is Clicker Training

By Alexandra Kurland Alexandra Kurland wrote this excellent article about how she defines Clicker Training. It summarises her work and gives a very clear description about her philosophy in general and how she applies to a training. The original article is published on the Online course websitehttp://www.theclickercentercourse.com/what-is-clicker-training.html I have translated the article into German which […]

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But you’re a clicker trainer, why do you ride in a bit?

Some equine clicker trainers are convinced that clicker training and riding a horse using a bit are incompatible. For them, bits are aversive per definition. Their arguments are mainly based on personal preferences and anecdotes.  The science There is considerable research on rein tension in competition horses and, no doubt, many kilos are often pulling […]

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Help, my horse needs more exercise!

In winter, many horses seem to have excess energy. With the summer paddocks closed, they may also get less movement in their stalls or winter enclosures. When we then take them out to the arena, we may be faced with a level of energy that is difficult to handle. Other horses, on the other hand, […]

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Feldenkrais and Riding

I’ve been taking Feldenkrais  lessons for many years. They are the best riding lessons I ever had. My Feldenkrais practicioner is not a rider but she is an absolute expert in movements. And it doesn’t matter if the movement is related to riding or dancing or playing an instrument or even if it is performed […]

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